8. Twin Farms, Vermont, USA
A three-hour journey from Boston, nestled among 300 acres of picturesque Vermont countryside, Twin Farms is one of the top all-inclusive luxury resorts in the country. This is the craziest rural estate fantasy’s house away from home. The main home, built in 1795, is decorated with whimsical art from the owner’s own collection and welcomes visitors with crackling fireplaces and picture-book vistas.
Here, personal care is elevated to a whole new level, while the luxurious spa services and mouthwatering culinary offerings uphold the resort’s high standards.
The 20 individually themed accommodations, which were built by renowned architects and designers, include everything from small guest rooms to log cabins, multi-level Scandinavian cottages, and mid-century hideaways. Many of these homes include cozy touches like fireplaces, antiques, original artwork, and stone hot tubs, and they all have lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
All meals are provided and are included in the pricing. The food is prepared with a farm-to-table philosophy and emphasizes fresh, nutritious flavors. Breakfast favorites include the lemon souffle pancakes with Vermont strawberries.
Seasonal changes affect the activities here. During the warmer months, you may go on hikes and bike rides through the flower-flecked meadows and woodlands, play tennis, go fly fishing, go swimming, or go paddling on the serene ponds. Vermont’s spectacular fall color show makes it one of the greatest times to travel there. On the resort’s exclusive groomed slopes and trails in the winter, you may skate, snowshoe, and ski.
If you can bring yourself to go outside the resort, you may tour a working farm, browse antique shops, pay a visit to local artists and historical places, or take a spin in one of the resort’s BMW cars. On-site amenities include a fully furnished gym.
Except for the resort’s two yearly family weeks, guests must be 16 years of age or older. Dogs are permitted in select cabins for a charge.